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January 18, 2020

One of my latest projects is the illustrated map "This is London". 

A lot of people refer to all me work as maps (which I don't mind at all as I have always loved maps and I always will ;-)  but personally I do make a distinction between my birds eye view city drawings...

December 6, 2019

A while ago I got a private commission to draw a panoramic view of the city of Durham in the north of England. 

I had passed this historical place quite a few times by train en route between London and Edinburgh and have always been very impressed by the grand and magni...

February 15, 2019

It's nice to start the new year as a busy bee with a new commission.

So here I am, the following morning upon my return from a prolonged Christmas and New Year's break I hop on my bike to cycle over to East Greenwich for some in situ research.

A not so small furniture st...

November 17, 2018

Sometimes, or to be honest, quite often I am in the lucky position that I “need” to do things for work a lot of people do as a spare time activity or as their hobby.

This is true when it comes to my drawing and illustrating work which I really love (but that doesn’t mea...

August 6, 2018

Due to world politics I had to wait for quite a while but finally it happened:

The illustration I was commissioned for was published together with the article about Chinese investment projects abroad in the business section of The New York Times on the 1st of August.


June 20, 2018

It’s done! Berlin looking South is completed and also ready for our licensee’s 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle production.

It took roughly about 3.5 months (without the breaks) and a bit of work to get from this...

to that... :-) .

Up for the next challenge. 

June 20, 2018

The good, old mac in the shop behaved well, all the elements are coloured and ready to be placed. After a little break (which brought me also to the beautiful south coast around Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters) I am ready to complete Berlin Looking South. 

The coloure...

June 20, 2018

Hurray! All the painting work of the image itself is done! What’s left is the colourful life: people, cars, trains, boats and a few things for the sky. I will use the bank holiday weekend in the shop to work on car traffic, a smaller job and lighter file the good, old...

June 20, 2018

After battling with some computer problems due to older software losing quite a bit of work along the way I can now crack on with the latest version of photoshop and suddenly, in terms of the software, life is just a doddle. 

The individual buildings get their own colou...

June 20, 2018

Now that all the hand drawn work is done, completed and scanned the project is literally off the drawing board but far from over. I will start the digital phase now which can have its owns difficulties and challenges as everyone who works with heavy files will know all...

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